Irwin, PA asked in Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania

Q: Can a lawyer charge for getting medical records from a previous case?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Pennsylvania attorney would be able to most accurately answer your question, as it could possibly involve state law. However, it remains open for two weeks. As a general premise, an attorney can charge for getting medical records if they are charged for them by a medical office or medical records retrieval service. Public health laws could place caps on the amount that can be charged per page, depending on the jurisdiction. But the expense is a reasonable one; it's likely the attorney for the insurance carrier is questioning whether your injuries are attributable to an earlier accident in your currently pending case. The records can be vital for the resolution of your case. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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